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Embion commercializes the next generation in biomass processing technology to meet the planet’s growing demand in nutrition, materials and energy. Our aim is to become the technology leader for producing natural, sustainable, low emissions and high functionality products from biomass across all industries, starting with nutrition, where our team develops, produces and markets the next generation of bioactive nutritional ingredients for humans and animals.

As our team grows, we are looking for an experienced Commercial Director with both strategic and operational experience and appetite to work closely with the CEO and executive team of Embion in order to build and expand our business.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Deliver the top line revenue target. Develop and implement sales strategy plan and operations.
  • Prospect leads, identify and develop new business and growth opportunities globally. Initiate, negotiate and close new deals.
  • Build new value propositions based on customer insights and market trends through a keen intuition of Embion’s platform technology capabilities.
  • Liase with technology and product teams to develop new concepts that drive innovation investments.
  • Conduct and report on market and competitive ecosystem research; functional nutritional ingredients (e.g. prebiotics, probiotics, flavors, etc.) for food, personal care, feed, etc. as well as technologies to derive them as intellectual playground.
  • Quantify markets, map their segmentation and contribute in marketing efforts.
  • Represent Embion in events around the world as necessary. Ability and flexibility to travel.
  • Play a core role as a co-pilot with the CEO on the Embion Management committee – setting Embion’s directions and delivering its KPIs.

Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum 10+ years of commercial experience and excellent track record within the nutrition, ingredients and/or pharma industry such as flavors, enzyme or other relevant industry. Results oriented with demonstrated performance in sales, sales operations, customer service, sales management and other customer facing operations.
  • Graduate degree (BSc, MSc) in business, life science or health care. Engineering, biotechnology or other scientific and technical background a plus.
  • Passionate team player, taking initiative and responsibility for the growth of the business. Enthusiasm and energy about contributing to Embion’s mission.
  • Very strong familiarity with the related industries and its key customers. Solid market understanding and customer insights.
  • Must exhibit strong experience developing, implementing, executing and measuring success of account plans. Outstanding negotiation skills and proven track record in negotiating complex commercial deals.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills. Able to work and to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exposure working in a startup environment is a plus and strong apettite to support the founding team in growing the business.
  • Strong technology acumen and proven capability to interact with cross functional teams.
  • Excellent general communication skills and strong verbal and written English skills are required. Other languages are a plus.

 

 

This position is immediately available.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Contribute to the existing and novel projects related to polymer and composite formulation.
  • Plan and assign tasks to subordinates or team members and establish target dates and priorities.
  • Interpret results, evaluate data and draw relevant conclusions.
  • Troubleshoot problems with manufacturing processes.
  • Supervise and train technical personnel to perform experiments following standard protocols.
  • Contribute to the optimization of project related scientific/technical activities and processes within function.
  • Act as a cross-functional team member and/or lead local multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Evaluate new scientific technologies, platforms and procedures.

Qualifications:

 

  • 7-10 years working experience in industry with focus on polymer science is a must.
  • Master’s or PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science.
  • Deep knowledge in polymer chemistry.
  • Experience with suspension polymerization, dispersion polymerization, formulation of solid materials.
  • Experience with size specific materials engineering and coating methods is preferable.
  • Structured analytical thinking. Independent, proactive, goal-oriented, creative and persistent: You thrive in challenging situations and you are not discouraged by failure.
  • Ability to adapt and learn fast, while working in a small but dynamic team.
  • Efficiently communicating and reporting on results.
  • Very good communication skills in oral and written English is a requirement.

The position is immediately available. Swiss nationals and holders of a valid work permit in Switzerland that can start immediately will be given priority for this position.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Contribute to the existing and novel projects, scale up of results and executing the optimization of reaction/performance conditions for the extraction of functional plant components.
  • Plan and assign tasks to laboratory technicians and establish target dates and priorities.
  • Interpret results, evaluate data and draw relevant conclusions.
  • Troubleshoot problems with manufacturing processes.
  • Supervise and train technical personnel to perform experiments following standard protocols.
  • Contribute to the optimization of project related scientific/technical activities and processes within function.
  • Act as a cross-functional team member and/or lead local multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Evaluate new scientific technologies, platforms and procedures.

Qualifications:

 

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Food Technology, Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering.
  • 1-3 years relevant experience in food industry.
  • Deep knowledge in plant chemistry.
  • Experience with the protein extraction, protein characterization, and product formulation.
  • Structured analytical thinking. Independent, proactive, goal-oriented, creative and persistent: You thrive in challenging situations and you are not discouraged by failure.
  • Ability to adapt and learn fast, while working in a small but dynamic team.
  • Efficiently communicating and reporting on results.
  • Very good communication skills in oral and written English is a requirement for this position.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Perform experiments according to established protocols using a small and a pilot-scale reactors for the production of prebiotics from a variety of feedstocks.
  • Establish new protocols for analytical detection of complex carbohydrates.
  • Develop the methods of chromatographic separation for different types of plant molecules (HPLC, ICS).
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analytical studies.
  • Document the results of the experiments and prepare clear presentations to highlight differences.
  • Work flexibly and responsibly within the team to maintain the equipment.
  • Propose and implement improvements to optimise the capability and capacity of our systems.

Qualifications:

 

  • Basic education as a chemistry laboratory technician is necessary.
  • Good knowledge in the development of separation methods in HLPC and GC.
  • High level of commitment and capability to work independently.
  • Ability and experience to build networks within the team, the department and with other functions.
  • Good conversational command of English. Fluency in French is a plus.
  • Knowledge of analytic methods in carbohydrates is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and ability to learn new systems quickly.

You want to acquire expertise working within a startup team in the forefront of innovation? You want to put your chemistry and engineering courses to good use? You want your work to have a positive impact not only to consumers but also the environment? Then keep reading because this is the internship you were looking for!

Embion is offering multiple internship positions in the field of food chemistry and chemical engineering.

Responsibilities

 

  • Join Embion’s prebiotics development team where you will familiarize with the concept of prebiotics and its importance for the microbiome
  • Train in new methods of production of such ingredients and acquire expertise in analytical techniques and characterization as well as laboratory management.
  • Work as an equal member of a small, dynamic start-up team. That does, however, include from your part dedication, commitment, resilience, and the ability to handle problems with a certain degree of independence, while showing a proactive and collaborative spirit.

Qualifications and experience:

 

  • Bachelor degree or Master’s degree (or completing last year in Master degree) in Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Food Technology, Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering.
  • Prior hands-on experience in chemistry or biotechnology laboratory is a must.
  • Knowledge in carbohydrate chemistry and hydrolysis processes is an asset.
  • Structured analytical thinking. Independent, proactive, goal-oriented, creative and persistent. You thrive in challenging situations and you are not discouraged by failure.
  • Ability to adapt and learn fast, while working in a small but dynamic team.
  • Efficiently communicating and reporting results.
  • Very good communication skills in oral and written English is a requirement for this position.

*Please note that this position is only for Swiss nationals or holders of a valid work permit in Switzerland

Embion develops and commercializes the next generation in biomass processing and transformation technology to meet the planet’s growing demand in nutrition, materials and energy supply. Our aim is to become the science and technology leader for producing natural, sustainable, low emission and high functionality products from biomass across all industries.

Starting with nutrition and health, where our team develops, produces, and markets the next generation of natural bioactive nutritional ingredients for humans and animals, we are exploring the full potential of our proprietary processing platform technology to valorize functional ingredients from industrial biomass waste streams.

As our multicultural team grows, we are looking for a Senior R&D Specialist to join our Product Development team and drive R&D project work for innovation in new plant-based nutritional products.

Would you like to make a difference and contribute to a circular economy? Will you be energized to work on sustainability innovations such as upcycling of biomasses? Do you want to take up a new professional challenge in a dynamic environment and develop novel natural ingredient products for health and nutrition?

Key job responsibilities:

  • Lead technical streams of product development projects
  • Plan and perform experiments in projects based on sound scientific hypotheses, good laboratory practices, and continuous improvement mindset
  • Drive the evaluation of ingredient prototypes performance as such, and in applications
  • Support external scientific studies with selected partners, e.g. CROs
  • Deliver strong contribution to project data analysis and results interpretation
  • Report / communicate results effectively to other members of the project team, including external partners such as customers, as required
  • Meet and manage project technical activities timelines and deliverables
  • Support ingredient production process upscaling and industrialization workstreams
  • Collaborate with the Product Development team and other functions, technical and beyond
  • Build and maintain knowledge and expertise in relevant science & technology areas
  • Develop and coach junior R&D collaborators
  • Contribute to new ideas generation for the company’s ingredient product innovation pipeline
  • Lead by example to ensure high laboratory work quality, including instrument maintenance
  • And last but not least ensuring also to reduce hazards, and maximize safety and health of self and others, as well as environment protection

Desired qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Food Science & Technology, Material Science, Biotechnology, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering; alternatively a Master’s degree in such disciplines complemented with a significant experience in a R&D environment together with strong achievements
  • At least 4-6 years of relevant experience in Food & Beverages, or Nutrition & Health industry.
  • Previous experience with plant materials, active molecules extraction, and characterization is desired
  • Strong product analytical skills is required, e.g. size exclusion chromatography techniques, HPLC, ion chromatography, mass spectroscopy, particle size distribution, powder performance, shelf-life studies
  • Knowledge of ingredient formulation technologies for successful applications in food and nutrition is a strong plus
  • Experience with processing equipment’s at pilot scale is also beneficial
  • Good understanding of product development steps and process
  • Strong competences in technical project management
  • Fluent in English (written and oral); French is a plus

We are looking for a Senior R&D Specialist who is a proactive team player, is result-oriented and demonstrates good communication skills. In addition, your open-minded, problem-solving and creative attitude, next to being a fast learner will also set you apart.

Interested in this position and in joining our team?

Then apply by sending us your CV & motivation letter in English at jobs@embiontech.com

Embion offers the candidate to become part of an agile and entrepreneurial team, creating the next-generation of nutrition & health ingredients through science and technology driven innovations.